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Blood Drive

Saturday, March 29

Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, April 2

Meet the Psychics

Friday, April 4


March 26, 29, 30

My First Movies

My First Movies is a fun, interactive playdate for toddlers at Broadway Mall. Hosted live by the character Mitten the Kitten, the event is filled with singing, dancing and education elements. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information contact the Broadway Multiplex at 516-935-1313.


March 29

Blood Drive

Join the Sarah Grace Foundation at this blood drive, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hicksville Community Center, 28 Carl St. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Matthew Weippert at 516-433-9745 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


April 2

Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees Meeting

The Hicksville Gregory Museum Board of Trustees will have a meeting at the museum at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 516-822-7505 or visit www.gregorymuseum.org


April 4

Meet the Psychics

Eyes of Learning, a Hicksville based non-profit metaphysical learning and teaching group, will be hosting a program allowing you the opportunity to get up close and personal with our gifted readers, mediums and psychics.  The audience is scheduled to be seated in one of five semi-circles and five psychics will each spend 20 to 25 minutes in each circle before rotating to the next circle. The psychics will tell you a little about themselves and also do readings. By the end of the evening, all attendees will have had the opportunity to interact with all of the psychics. No pre-registration required. Members: $10, non-members: $15. 8 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville. For more information visit www.eyesoflearning.org


April 5

British War Veterans of America, Inc. Fundraiser

The British War Veterans of America will be having a fundraiser with Chinese Bingo and other family fun at the VFW Post #3211 at 320 South Broadway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will only be sold in advance and cost $8. For tickets call 516-739-0698.


April 6

Ki-Zingo Fundraiser

There will be a Ki-Zingo fundraiser to benefit the Kismet Shrine Hospital Patient Transportation Fund from 3 to 6 p.m. at Kismet Shrine, at 18 W. Nicholai St. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants and stores, home and garden items, sports tickets and much more. A $10 donation includes your first two bingo cards and unlimited coffee and cafe. Other snacks will be available for purchase.

Eyes of Learning Spring Festival

Eyes of Learning will be holding their spring festival. There will be raffles, vendors, free lectures, food and the psychic readings. Admission fee of $5. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville.


April 9

Board of Education Meeting

There will be a board of education committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the administration building.

Booster Club Meeting

There will be a meeting of the booster club at Hicksville High School at 7:30 p.m.


April 11

Fashion Show

The Hicksville Fire Department Ladies Auxillary will be holding a fashion show and gift auction at Station 1 Firehouse, located at 20 E. Marie St. Admission is $15 and includes wine, cheese and crackers. Raffle tickets will be sold separately and a gift auction will take place throughout the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Limited seating, reservations are a must. For reservations or information call Bonnie at 516-578-8173 or Laura at 516-681-2104.

Sarah Grace Foundation Fundraiser

The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, Inc. will be holding their 11th annual Night of Laughter. Comedian Rick Morgan will host the event, which features the stand-up comedy of Isaacs and Baker, John Consoli, Lori Grasman and Hiram Kasten. The show will be held at Milleridge Cottage at 585 N. Broadway in Jericho. Tickets are $75 per person and includes admission, show, dinner, drinks and dessert. Advance raffle packages are also available for $25. Advance purchase is required. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. The benefit fundraiser will support the programs and activities of the Hicksville-based organization. For more information call 516-433-9745 or visit www.TheSarahGraceFoundation.org

News

You could say Darren Butler has quite the entrepreneurial disposition. The Hicksville resident not only founded a church, but invented a doorstop that does not require screwing any holes into your wall or door. The device simply clamps on to the bottom of any sized door without requiring tools.

“I never envisioned myself as being an inventor,” explained Butler. “I became one by accident and out of frustration.”

After Butler and his wife purchased their home, they wanted to decorate and maintain it.  “We have four children and at the time we wanted to minimize the damage that occurs from doors slamming into walls because as young children do; they have a tendency to aggressively open doors, and as a result the door knob created holes in our wall,” said Butler. “We purchased conventional doorstops so at the very least we could minimize that reality if not eliminate it all together.”

The Hicksville Fire Department hosted the Nassau County Parade and Drill Championships this past Saturday, an event that was entertaining for both guests and participants.

The Motorized Drill competition held in the morning had 16 participating fire departments. The drill included eight events and each racing team was judged based on how fast they completed each event. Events included the Three Man Ladder, Motor Hook and Ladder, Motor Hose, Efficiency, Motor Pump, and Buckets. The Hicksville Hicks came in fifth place and received a trophy.


Sports

Madeline Huffman, a fourth grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, recently became the New York State Free Throw Champion in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition, 9 Year Old Girls Division at the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Huffman’s journey to the state championship began at her home parish, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in January. The local qualifier was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5723. Boys and girls ages 9 through 14 competed, each receiving three warm up shots and 15 free throw attempts.

This November, Hicksville resident Marlo Signoracci will head to Florida for Ironman, a demanding, long-distance triathlon that includes biking, running and swimming. Here, she shares her story as she prepares for one of the most physically challenging athletic events out there.

“I meet my goals and maintain my health. I stay mindful of what is important to me and seek balance in all endeavors. With gratitude, I am fully present to this moment in time.”


Calendar

Hicksville Street Fair

July 20

Blood Drive

July 23

Our Lady Of Mercy Family Festival

July 30 - August 3



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